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2020-2021 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

WLE 457 - Ecology and Management of Game Birds

This course provides a broad survey of topics relevant to the ecology and management of the ducks, geese, grouse, quail, and woodcock that are native to North America - species we typically consider “Game Birds” because of their popularity for human harvest.  We’ll place particular emphasis on species that regularly occur in Maine.  In doing so we will cover a number of areas related to avian biology in general, including taxonomy, physiology, behavior, and species’ conservation, and will synthesize across subjects that are relevant to wildlife ecology as a whole.  The course content will include a mix of lectures, class discussions, group and independent projects, and field trips.  This class is designed to meet the University requirement as a writing intensive general elective, and will means that you will required to complete a major written project as a component of the course and will receive feedback on your writing and have the opportunity to revise your work. One weekend field trip will be required.

General Education Requirements: Capstone Experience and Writing Intensive

Prerequisites: WLE Major; Senior Standing or instructor permission

Course Typically Offered: Spring, Even years

Credits: 3